Abraham Lincoln Signed Photo: The "Solitary Pine Pose," From the January 8, 1864 Sitting

c. January 8, 1864

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Abraham Lincoln Signed Photo: The "Solitary Pine Pose," From the January 8, 1864 Sitting
Signed Photograph
1 page | SMC 1702

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      One of five photographs of Abraham Lincoln taken by Matthew Brady in Washington on January 8, 1864, it is sometimes called “The Solitary Pine” pose, from the comment by Francis Grierson, who saw Lincoln debate Douglas. Lincoln, he said, “rose from his seat, stretched his long, bony limbs upwards as if to get them in working order and stood like some solitary pine on a lonely summit.”


      Signed Photo (“A. Lincoln”), being a carte-de-visite from a negative by Matthew Brady, published by E. & H.T. Anthony in New York. Hamilton & Ostendorf, O-86B
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      A. LINCOLN

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      LINCOLN


      U.S.INTER.REV. 
      TWO CENTS
      BANKCHECK

      Published by 
      E.&H.T.ANTHONY,
      501 Broadway,
      New York.

      FROM
      PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE
      in 
      BRADY'S
      National Portrait Gallery